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Road saftey unit calls for more support from police

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 11:02 PM

The director of the Road Safety Unit Kenute Hare is lamenting his unit is not getting enough support from some police personnel.

Hare says the Road Safety Unit only get consistent support from personnel in the police Road Traffic Division.

However, he says others who do not have direct responsibility for traffic tend to give little support to road safety enforcement.

 

Director of Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare

Hare says he is aware of police personnel who have ignored traffic violations and have told members of the public that they are not traffic officers.

However, he says all police personnel should enforce traffic laws to reduce road fatalities which now stand at 347 since the start of the year.

 

Director of Road Safety Unit, Kenute Hare

Statistics from the road safety unit show that fatal crashes have decreased by 10 per cent but fatalities have increased by 0.3 per cent when compared with similar period in 2015.